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Fairy Tail is one of the best anime to ever have aired. Thousands upon thousands of anime fans loved the anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima’s manga. This anime stands top when it comes to the Magic, Adventure, and Comedy genres. Fairy Tail has taught me the strength of forming bonds with family and friends, and what can one achieve with them. Fairy Tail has many great wizards (mages) who have high magic potential. In this article I am going to discuss the top 5 of those daring, strong magic users. This article takes the whole manga into consideration, so there are some major spoilers.
5th Place: Natsu Dragneel & Gray Fullbuster
These two fierce youngsters of the Fairy Tail guild secure joint 5th place in my top 5 wizards’ countdown. Natsu with his Fire Dragon Slaying Magic melts the opponents with his heat whereas Gray Fullbuster with his Ice Maker Magic freezes the opponents with his intense cold. Though Natsu may appear a bit stronger, Gray after getting the Ice Demon Slaying Magic, increases his magic power to another level, having enough power to stand up to E.N.D. Natsu and Gray combined can wipe out an entire army of magic users. Having undergone intense training after the disbandment of the Fairy Tail guild, their power manages to reach another level, even surpassing Gildarts himself. Although Natsu has E.N.D, it is only to stop Zeref, and Natsu will die after E.N.D kills Zeref. Gray was successfully able to stop Natsu when Natsu was going berserk after turning into E.N.D using his Ice Demon Slayer magic. So their use of magic to a higher potential secures them 5th place.
4th Place: August
The general of the Spriggan 12 of Alvarez Empire is the sole son of Zeref Dragneel and Mavis Vermilion, taking this man’s magic up another notch. The Spriggan 12 are so strong that when Natsu sensed the power of one of the Spriggan 12, he sensed immense magical power. However, August’s power goes beyond the combined strength of the other Spriggan 10 (Except Irene). Abandoned at a young age, he was able to survive due to his immense level of magic power. He was uninjured even when he was attacked with Fairy Glitter by Cana. Mavis herself was scared of August’s mere presence. His power when fighting shakes both the Earth and Sky. He is so fast that he was able to predict opponent’s moves and was able to easily outwit Cobra. Natsu’s fire magic was nothing in front of August’s fire magic. He also knows copy magic and can use it in an instant to cancel his opponent’s magic. His Ars Magic (Suicidal Attack) is so devastating that it could easily destroy the entirety of Fiore. With this immense power, he was rightly called the Magic King and has secured 4th place in our countdown.
3rd Place: Irene Belserion
A member of the Spriggan 12 of Alvarez Empire, Irene is also known as the Queen of Dragons and the Scarlet Despair. She is the mother of Erza Scarlet and the creator of Dragon Slaying Magic. She created the Dragon Slaying Magic to help the dragons who lived with humans, to teach humans so they can slay the dragons who oppose humans. She was a specialist in her enchanting skills and was the strongest female wizard ever known. She was the only one of the Spriggan 12 to have the power to defeat August. Irene was the only one who was praised by the Dragon King (Acnologia) himself. Her famous spells were Dragon Form, through which she can turn into a fierce full dragon possessing the power of one, and Universe One, which allows her to transport anyone from one place to another, anywhere in the world. Her killing power and immense enchanting skills has secured her 3rd place in this countdown.
2nd Place: Acnologia
The black dragon, also known as the Dragon King. The black dragon in the book of apocalypse. “It doesn’t matter where you stand, I’ll still destroy you, just like I destroyed them and the ENTIRE WORLD!!!!!” Saying this, Acnologia was successful in killing all the dragons so far. When Acnologia was human, his parents were killed and his village was destroyed due to the dragons. This enraged him and pushed him to kill all the dragons. He also saw a girl named Sonya killed by dragons before his very eyes, which further enraged him and made him walk the path of vengeance, killing even the dragons who taught him the dragon slaying magic and even killing the dragon slayers. He was submerged in the blood of dragons and initially his skin turned into dragon scales and he completely transformed into a dragon. Acnologia was so powerful that one swing of his wing took out the left leg and left arm of Gildarts. Acnologia was even feared by Zeref himself. Acnologia in his human form was able to defeat God Serena (who was the top of the 10 Wizard Saints and even had eight Dragon Lacrima implanted into his body) with just a swing of his hand. All magic powers were unaffected against him. All this makes him win the 2nd position in our countdown.
1st Place: Zeref Dragneel
The strongest Black Arts wizard, big brother of Natsu Dragneel, so powerful that he couldn’t control his own power. The immortality curse brings him up and above the rest. He mastered all the Black Arts and created many demons such as Deliora, Mard Geer and Nirvana. His enchanting skills reached the sky and he even enchanted Irene back from her dragon form to human form which she couldn’t do herself despite being an enchanter. He can even use Law and was the one who taught the skill to Mavis. The Ankhseram black magic he was cursed with can kill any living creature he wants to kill. He can even control time and was a master in hand to hand combat. “If this world continues to reject me then I shall reject the world “says Zeref. After obtaining the Lumen Histoire (Fairy’s Heart), he acquired divine magic and was even able to reverse time. Considering all these aspects, this black wizard secures the top place in our countdown.
The Power of Magic
So, those are who I consider being the most fearful wizards of the anime and manga Fairy Tail. Honorable mentions also go to Jellal, Erza Scarlet, Lucy Heartfilia, Gildarts and Gajeel Redfox. Let me know who YOU think are strongest Fairy Tail wizards in the comments!